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Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Report 48 (Published on: 06/12/2013)

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No.
Ref.
Notifying country Product
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Risk Measures adopted by
notifying country
Products were found and measures were taken also in: (*)

1
A12/1703/13

Germany

Category: Chemical products

Product: Permanent make up ink

Brand: Ri-soft

Name: Colors Profi Deep Black Eyeliner and Colors Sensitive Deep Black

Type/number of model: Manufacturing code (packaging): 1205038711421 ; Date of manufacture: 05/12; Manufacturing code (container): 1208038711421;

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N° of model: 21000-114 Ri-soft Colors Profi Deep Black, 10 ml; N° of model: 21000-K114 Ri-soft Colors Profi Deep Black, 4 ml; N° of model: 26000-114 Ri-soft Colors Sensitive Deep Black, 10 ml; N° of model: 26000-K114 Ri-soft Colors Sensitive Deep Black, 4 ml:

Batch number/Barcode: 13-0042605-001-01

OECD Portal Category: 53000000 - Beauty / Personal Care / Hygiene

Description: White transparent plastic bottle with white screw-top, dosage aperture, hinged click-shut lid and adhesive labell. Packaging: white folding box printed in bright colours.

Country of origin: Germany

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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain 19.9 mg/kg of nickel. According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008) 1, nickel levels in tattoo inks and permanent make-up must be as low as technically achievable as nickel has a high allergenic potential. The product also does not comply with the relevant national legislation.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

2
A12/1704/13

France

Category: Toys

Product: Confetti cannon

Brand: YOUPY

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: SIM9647, Product code n°: 220330; Lot: 11/003

Batch number/Barcode: EAN 5420019711455

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Confetti cannon, bearing the CE mark, sold in packs of three. Cannon consists of a cardboard tube containing streamers made of metallised plastic which are propelled by a spring mechanism activated by twisting a plastic ring.

Country of origin: Hong Kong

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the kinetic energy of the pieces of plastic ejected is too high, exceeding the permitted levels. The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Recall of the product from end users,
Destruction of the product  

 

3
A12/1705/13

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s clothing set

Brand: Action gear

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: SCU-IC SET

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Children clothing set in dark blue colour, intended for children up to 8 years old consisting of a sweatshirt and a trouser. The sweatshirt is designed with drawstrings at the hood and is fastened with a zip at the middle. The trouser is designed with drawstrings at the waist area.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood.The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords in the waist area which are too long. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

4
A12/1706/13

Croatia

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Airsoft gun

Brand: Huanghe

Name: No.M605-2

Type/number of model: No.M605-2

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 71000000 - Sports Equipment

Description: Black/brown plastic Airsoft gun with laser aimer. Packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Damage to sight

The product contains a class 3B laser which could cause damage to sight. No warnings concerning the usage of the laser are given.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825-1 with respect to warnings and instructions for use.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures  

 

5
A12/1707/13

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirt

Brand: Gear wear

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: SCU-ICTOP

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Children's sweatshirt in dark blue colour, intended for children up to 10 years old. Sweatshirt is designed with drawstrings at the hood area and is fastened with a zip at the middle.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the neck area.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

6
A12/1708/13

Croatia

Category: Toys

Product: Doll with accessories

Brand: Barney's dream

Name: Barney fashion beauty set

Type/number of model: NO.M8234-2 A 411425W

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Product consists of a doll (size about 30 cm) dressed in purple - golden dress with long hair and different plastic beauty items (silver crown, hair brush, mirror, perfume bottles, bracelet and two hair bands). Product is packed in pink cardboard packaging with two transparent windows in front, one showing the doll, and other beauty items.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) (22,0%). In addition, the product contains diisononyl phthalate (DINP) (0,19%). According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

7
A12/1709/13

Croatia

Category: Toys

Product: Rattle set

Brand: KB

Name: Baby Learn

Type/number of model: NO.1460 A388413-2W

Batch number/Barcode: 3850360061459

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Set of two baby rattles made of hard plastic in different colors. Rattles are placed in white plastic packaging and then packed in cardboard box with transparent window in front and inscription "El mejor regalo para tu bebe".

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of small parts that can easily be detached and could be swallowed by young children.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

8
A12/1710/13

Croatia

Category: Toys

Product: Rattle set

Brand: KB

Name: Baby Learn

Type/number of model: NO.1430 A388418-2W

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Set of four baby rattles made of hard plastic in different colors. Rattles are placed in white plastic packaging and then packed in cardboard box with transparent window in front with the inscription: "El mejor regalo para tu bebe".

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of small parts that can easily be detached and could be swallowed by young children.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

9
A12/1711/13

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies' shoes

Brand: JM. Diamant

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item No: 13MLA12, K/L; On the lining: LA-12-38.

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: Cream coloured ladies' shoes with buckles, heel: 9 cm.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 33.5 mg/kg of Chromium VI. Chromium VI is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

France  

10
A12/1712/13

Spain

Category: Other

Product: Elastic straps

Brand: C.E.C.

Name: Pulpo elastico

Type/number of model: REF n°: 8305588

Batch number/Barcode: 8435292555884

OECD Portal Category: 58000000 - Cross Segment

Description: Round elastic straps with a hook on each end, 140 cm. The product comes packaged in a transparent plastic bag and a cardboard label bearing the words: "C.E.C Herramientas, Pulpo elástico (elastic spider straps) 140cm".

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The hooks can detach from the elastic strap which can lead to injury to the user. Furthermore, the labelling does not meet the requirements.

The product does not comply with the relevant standard BS AU 258.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

11
A12/1713/13

France

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Ultrasonic laser rangefinder

Brand: MBI

Name: Télémètre à Ultrason à Viser Laser

Type/number of model: Ref.: 564723 – n°33/2009

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 62000000 - Stationery / Office Machinery / Occasion Supplies

Description: Ultrasonic laser rangefinder.

Country of origin: China

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Damage to sight

The rangefinder is declared to be a class 2 laser product, but is actually a class 3R laser product and could cause damage to sight.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825-1 with respect to product information.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Recall of the product from end users,
Destruction of the product  

 

12
A12/1714/13

France

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric fan

Brand: LACO

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model KLT-10KR

Batch number/Barcode: EAN13 : 3 999991 446959 / Lot : 1301-4472 BM

OECD Portal Category: 79000000 - Plumbing / Heating / Ventilation / Air Conditioning

Description: Electric fan

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Fire

The product could overheat.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

13
A12/1715/13

Slovakia

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Set of electronic cigarettes

Brand: eGo

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: EGO K, power adapter: YJ-2088

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Set of electronic cigarettes with two pink clearomizers, 2 rechargeable batteries and a mains power supply with a USB connector. The product is packed in a black case.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Electric shock

The electrical insulation of the mains power supply is not sufficient. The clearances and creepage distances between the input and output circuits are not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61558.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures  

 

14
A12/1716/13

Spain

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children's chair

Brand: Disney Pixar

Name: Sound chair

Type/number of model: Model CARS, Ref. n°: 0266720

Batch number/Barcode: 8432583667202

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: Metallic chair with plastic seat which produces sounds when the child sits on it and has pictures from the film Cars. No packaging. A label with the Cars picture and the text DISNEY PIXAR.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 4.23% by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

15
A12/1717/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s set

Brand: WANEX

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: W71 TK 2 – 4548

Batch number/Barcode: 1234670160

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Children’s set consisting of two parts,a blouse and a pair of leggings, intended for young children up to 7 years of age, with sizes from 92 to 122. 1.The leggings are black, with a printed inscription on the left trouser-leg „HOT APPLE TUNES, WANEX FOR LIFE” and a picture of an apple; 2. The blouse is turquoise, with a printed inscription on the front „HOT APPLE TUNES, WANEX FOR LIFE” and pictures of two apples. On the pictures and the inscription there are some firmly glued plastic rhinestones.

Country of origin: Turkey

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

16
A12/1718/13

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's outfit

Brand: Bouny Baby

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: AH-2084

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Yellow colored sweatshirt and blue colored trouser. Garment is intended for children up to 6 years old. The trouser is designed with drawstrings in the waist area.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

Product poses risks of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist area.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

17
A12/1719/13

United Kingdom

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Climbing chocks

Brand: Wild Country

Name: Classic Rocks and Anodised Rocks

Type/number of model: Wild Country Classic Rocks sizes 1-10,
Wild Country Anodised Rocks sizes 1-14

Batch number/Barcode: AG, AH, BII, JBE

Affected products were sold from January 2010.

OECD Portal Category: 85000000 - Safety / Protection - DIY

Description: Climbing chocks sold as individual items or in sets:

Anodised Rocks - individual items, sizes 1-14,

Anodised Rocks - set, sizes 1-8,

Anodised Rocks - set, sizes 4-8,

Anodised Rocks - set, sizes 9-14,

Classic Rocks - set, sizes 1-10

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The products may fail below their rated strength during use. This could result in a climber falling from a significant height.

One incident of failure reported.

The products do not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN12270.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Finland,
Norway,
Sweden  

18
A12/1720/13

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's set

Brand: Zero One

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: S7317Y

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Children clothing set consisted of a white coloured t-shirt, a blue coloured sweatshirt and a trouser and is intended for children up to 8 years old. The trouser is designed with drawstrings at the waist area.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

Product poses a risks of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist area.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

19
A12/1721/13

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Table lamp

Brand: Unknown

Name: Professional Table Lamp

Type/number of model: Model: TAL - 7

Batch number/Barcode: Bar code: 6 941834 104615

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Fluorescent desk lamp. Packaging: cardboard box

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The single insulated wires do not have insulating sleeves and can come in contact with sharp metal parts. The live contacts of the fluorescent tube sockets can be touched when the tube is changed.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

20
A12/1722/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' trousers

Brand: B.S.T

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model n°: K8062

Batch number/Barcode: 6942145615135

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Cyclamen-coloured girls' leisure trousers with two pockets for girls. The back part of the pants is decorated with an inscription: "Soutbe Rock Band". The waist area of the trousers includes an unattached drawstring with free ends. Size: 134, 146

Country of origin: Unknown

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Injuries

The products pose a risk of injuries because of the presence of drawstrings in the waist area. The products do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

21
A12/1723/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s raincoat

Brand: Sweet Dew

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: P-B

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Children’s raincoat with hood. The product is available in blue, yellow, red and pink colours. The hood includes not fixed drawstring with knots and plastic toggles on the ends. Packaging: plastic bag. Size: 92-120.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring with knots and toggles on the ends in the hood.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

22
A12/1724/13

Hungary

Category: Toys

Product: toy scooter

Brand: Happy! Just Cool

Name: Super Scooter

Type/number of model: Model: HL-KS-015

Batch number/Barcode: Bar code: 5998273718331

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Foldable, pink-white, flowered, two-wheeled, aluminium scooter with friction brake on the rear wheel. The product is decorated with an inscription: "pinki". Load capacity: max 20 kg Packaging: cardboard box

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the fact that the folding mechanism and fastening structure of the scooter can break and the steering column be bent when some strength is applied. Moreover, the diameter of the first wheel of play scooter is too small and can consequently get stuck on uneven surfaces. The diameter of the steering handle’s ends is also too small, so that the hands of the child can slip off. Therefore, the user may fall and suffer injuries.

In addition, the holes and slots of the product can cause the entrapment of the child's fingers. Due to this the child can suffer injuries.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

23
A12/1725/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s trousers

Brand: GRACE

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: 1. B5035; 2. MT1098

Batch number/Barcode: 1. 5999011550350; 2. 5999011510989

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: 1. Dark blue leisure trousers for boys. The waistband of the trousers includes an unattached drawstring with knots on the ends. The trousers are decorated with embroidered pattern and an inscription: "FORWARD". Size: 146 2) Dark blue leisure trousers for boys. The waistband of the trousers includes an unattached drawstring with knots on the ends. The trousers are decorated with a motorcicle and an inscription: "GRACE". Size: 146

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist area. The cords could become entangled in fixed objects when the child is moving.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

24
A12/1726/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's jacket

Brand: GRACE

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model n°: B2392

Batch number/Barcode: 5999011523927

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Gray, lined, children’s jacket with hood and zip-fastener. The hood includes not fixed drawstring with free ends. The coat is decorated with an inscription: "BEST NEW". Size: 10, 12

Country of origin: Unknown

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

25
A12/1727/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' trousers

Brand: QiFeng

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model n°: 10013B

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Leisure trousers for girls. The waistband of the trousers includes an unattached drawstring with knots and metal toggles on the ends. The trousers are decorated with rhinestones and an inscription: "31 Miss Newness”. The product is available in pink, dark pink, purple and salmon colours. Size: 122,128,140,146,152

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of not fixed drawstring with knots and toggles in the waist area.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

26
A12/1728/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirt

Brand: E-JEANS

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Mode n°: CQF-1666

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Patterned children’s sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. The hood includes not fixed drawstring with knots on the ends. Size: 134/140

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings with knots in the hood. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

27
A12/1729/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: UNION-STAR

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: 1) 5017; 2) 8033

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: 1) Yellow and pink girl’s bikini. The top of the bikini is decorated with a butterfly and a flower. The bottom of the bikini is decorated with two sewn flowers. The top can be tied with functional cords in the neck area and on the back. The cords have knotted ends. Size: 110

2) Floral patterned girl’s bikini. The bikini is available in light blue, yellow and green color. The top can be tied with functional cords in the neck area and on the back. The cords have knotted ends. Sizes: 2,4,6,8

Country of origin: China

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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords with knotted ends in the neck area and at the back of the bikini.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

28
A12/1730/13

Sweden

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: USB charger

Brand: Unknown

Name: Mini USB Charger

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Mains USB power supply with USB car adaptor and cable. Indicated on packaging: "For iPhone 5" (NOT ORIGINAL PRODUCT).

Country of origin: China

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Fire,
Electric shock

The electrical insulation of the mains USB power supply is not sufficient. The clearance and creepage distance is too short between the primary and secondary side. The enclosure could easily catch fire.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60950.

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

30
A12/1732/13

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic Doll

Brand: Surprise! FASHION

Name: Charming Girls

Type/number of model: NO. 838, ITEM NO. 909026,

Batch number/Barcode: EAN: 8581939090260

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic doll with artificial hair, dressed in textile clothes, with plastic shoes and 6 other clothes. Packed in a cardboard box with a transparent opening in the front and marking CHARMING GIRLS, Best Friends, Surprise! FASHION and others.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (8%) and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) (10%) in the head of the doll.

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

31
A12/1733/13

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Set of two plastic dolls

Brand: Fashionstar Happy

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: NO. 2085, ITEM NO. 909028

Batch number/Barcode: EAN: 8581939090284

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Set of two plastic dolls – mother and daughter with artificial hairs, dressed in textile clothes, with plastic shoes and 4 other clothes. Packed in a cardboard box with a transparent opening in the front and marking FASHIONSTAR Happy and others, marking on the back side.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (8%) and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) (10%) in the head of the doll. In addition, the head of the doll contains diisononyl phthalate (DINP) (8%).

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

32
A12/1734/13

Slovakia

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: Best all

Name: Angelic

Type/number of model: NO. 8811, ITEM NO. 909027

Batch number/Barcode: EAN: 8581939090277

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic doll dressed in textile clothes, with 2 other clothes and plastic mirror. Packed in a cardboard box with a transparent opening in the front and marking Angelic and others.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (8%) and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) (10%) in the head of the doll. In addition, the doll's head contains diisononyl phthalate (DINP) (8%).

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

33
A12/1735/13

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Mitsubishi

Name: L200, KB0T and Pajero Sport, KH0W.

Type/number of model: L200, KB0T and Pajero Sport, KH0W.

Batch number/Barcode: Model year: 2007 to 2013; Production period: until 21st January 2013.

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: Thailand

No pictures are available

Fire

The reclining lever for the front seat may jam with the reclining switch, leading to electric current flowing continuously in the reclining motor. As a result, the protection circuit of the reclining motor could be damaged with the risk of a fire occuring.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Sweden,
Slovakia,
Croatia,
Greece,
Poland,
Hungary,
Germany,
Slovenia,
United Kingdom,
Bulgaria  

34
A12/1736/13

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Mitsubishi

Name: L200 and Pajero Sport

Type/number of model: L200, KB0T and Pajero Sport, KH0W.

Batch number/Barcode: Model year: 2011 and 2012.

Production period: until 9 February 2012.

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car.

Country of origin: Thailand

No pictures are available

Injuries

The front suspension lower arm assembly may be improperly welded and could break or become damaged. In this case, the handling and stability of the car would be affected.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Ireland,
Sweden,
Slovakia,
Croatia,
Greece,
Netherlands,
Hungary,
Denmark,
Slovenia,
United Kingdom,
Bulgaria,
Finland  

35
A12/1737/13

Hungary

Category: Lighters

Product: Novelty lighter

Brand: Prof

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: L07

Batch number/Barcode: Bar code: 3 661075 020200

OECD Portal Category: 64000000 - Personal Accessories

Description: Lighter which can project an image.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Burns

The product is a novelty lighter because it can project a picture and is therefore considered to be attractive to children.

The product does not comply with Commission Decision 2006/502 EC prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters and with the relevant European standard EN 13869.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

36
A12/1738/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girl’s skirt

Brand: Nice Wear

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: GL-011

Batch number/Barcode: Bar code: 05966699853558

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Light and dark pink skirt for girls. The product is decorated with inscriptions. The waistband of the skirt includes an unattached drawstring with free ends.

Size: 116, 128

Country of origin: Unknown

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist area.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

37
A12/1739/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s jacket

Brand: Aoles

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: CM879-B

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Light blue jacket with hood and zip-fastener for children. The hood includes not fixed elastic drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends.

Size: 98, 110, 116, 122

Country of origin: China

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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings with toggles in the hood. The cord is made out of rubber and if a child pulls it, the toggles may spring back into its eyes and face causing eye and face injuries.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

38
A12/1740/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' bikini

Brand: Terés

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: 106

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Green bikini with white dots. The top can be tied with functional cords in the neck area and on the back.

Size: 116, 128, 104, 140

Country of origin: Unknown

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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords in the neck and back areas.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

39
A12/1741/13

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Push-along toy

Brand: Marko

Name: Zabawka Skoczki

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 5906684062172

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: A plastic push-along toy constructed as a frame with a handle on 2 wheels. The product has 3 moving balls which are hopping when the toy is pushed.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts may be detached from the frame by a child when playing, put into its mouth and swallowed. Furthermore, the balls, with small rattling elements, may easily break giving access to small plastic parts that could be put in the mouth by children and block the air supply.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN71-1.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

40
A12/1742/13

Spain

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Children's chair

Brand: Disney

Name: Princess - Sound chair

Type/number of model: Ref. 0266719

Batch number/Barcode: 8432583667196

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: Pink metallic chair which produces sounds when the child sits on it and has pictures of princesses.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 4.5%).

According to the REACH Regulation, the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

41
A12/1743/13

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: Nowa

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: NGZ 9202923

Batch number/Barcode: 5900232892201

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic doll in silver and pink dress. It is supplied wrapped in a plastic bag.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (29%).

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Warning consumers of the risks,
Other  

 

42
A12/1744/13

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: Yamaha

Name: YZF-R1 EC

Type/number of model: Type: RN221

type-approval: e13*2002/24*0325*

Batch number/Barcode: Production year 2010

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Motorcycle

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The electrical resistance in the harness between the sensors and the electronic control unit of the engine is too high. As a result, false signals are sent to the control unit, which lead to high or unstable idling conditions. The engine speed cannot go back to idle even when in the closed throttle position. The driver might lose control of the vehicle as a consequence of this.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Slovakia,
Netherlands,
Croatia,
Sweden,
Finland  

43
A12/1745/13

Croatia

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointer

Brand: Unknown

Name: Green Laser Pointer

Type/number of model: JD-851

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 62000000 - Stationery / Office Machinery / Occasion Supplies

Description: Laser pointer in a black cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Damage to sight

The product contains a class 3B laser which could cause damage to sight. It is not correctly labelled with respect to the power of the laser.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825-1 with respect to the labelling.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures  

 

44
A12/1746/13

Spain

Category: Other

Product: Elastic straps

Brand: Home Master

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Ref. 01317-6

Batch number/Barcode: 8435202013176

OECD Portal Category: 58000000 - Cross Segment

Description: Flat blue straps with metal hooks at each end. The product is commonly, yet not exclusively, used for motorvehicles' luggage. It comes in a blister pack with a label on the upper part of the pack.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The straps may break when under tension. If the hook detaches, it could hit the user or cause the luggage to fall which may cause a traffic accident.

The product does not comply with the relevant standard BS AU 258.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

45
A12/1747/13

Croatia

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: High chair

Brand: Unknown

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: NATUR SG-4008-Y,
16260002/01

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: High chair for children, made of hard wood and pressed veneer. The product is supplied in cardboard box with no instructions for use.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The leg opening is too large and children may fall by passing through it.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14988.

Voluntary measures: Destruction of the product  

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures  

 

46
A12/1748/13

Spain

Category: Other

Product: Wrist watch

Brand: Kalash

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Ref. 7718

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 64000000 - Personal Accessories

Description: Plastic watches in various colours, with button batteries. The products are supplied in a transparent plastic bag.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the button batteries are easily accessible and can be swallowed by children.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

47
A12/1749/13

Spain

Category: Other

Product: Lagages straps

Brand: KARPA TOOLS

Name: Tensor con doble hebilla (strap with a buckle clasp on each end)

Type/number of model: Type n°: 07132

Batch number/Barcode: 8435023771323

OECD Portal Category: 58000000 - Cross Segment

Description: Set of straps constituting lashing equipment, normally used to secure cargo on road vehicles. It consists of a synthetic textile strap with a self-locking clasp. The product and cardboard packaging bearing labelling information are contained in a blister pack.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The straps may break when they are under tension. As a result the straps may hit the user or the load being transported may be lost, which could lead to a traffic accident.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12195.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

48
A12/1750/13

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Three wheel and two wheel motorcycles

Brand: Harley-Davidson

Name: FLHTCUTG, FXSBSE, FLSTNSE

Type/number of model: FLHTCUTG: Type: TG1, e4*2002/24*2925*00 - three wheel motorcycle,
FXSBSE, FLSTNSE: Type: FS2, e4*2002/24*0002*29 - two wheel motorcycle

Batch number/Barcode: Concerns vehicles built during the period 3.05.2013 - 14.10.2013.

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Three wheel and two wheel motorcycles

Country of origin: United States

No pictures are available

Injuries

The hydraulic clutch may lose the ability to generate enough lift to disengage the clutch. If the clutch does not disengage as intended, the rider may have difficulty slowing or stopping the motorcycle, which could result in an accident.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Netherlands,
Croatia,
Denmark,
United Kingdom,
Sweden,
Finland  

49
A12/1751/13

Spain

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Hyundai

Name: i30GD

Type/number of model: i30GD ,
IX20

Batch number/Barcode: i30GD: Vehicles manufactured until 26-3-12 IX20: Vehicles manufactured until 03-04-12

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Czech Republic

No pictures are available

Injuries

It is possible that water could get into the rear brake callipers, meaning that the handbrake may not release completely when required. There is a risk of an accident if the handbrake is not fully released.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Netherlands,
Ireland,
Croatia,
Hungary,
Slovenia,
Denmark,
United Kingdom,
Bulgaria,
Sweden,
Finland,
Norway  

50
A12/1752/13

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Toy ironing board

Brand: Color baby

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Ref. N°: 28.141

Batch number/Barcode: 8412842281417

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: The product is a pink toy ironing board. The metallic frame is pink and there is a plastic locking device just under the board. The product is presented for sale packaged in a sealed bag of thin plastic.The product's label, which is a piece of cardboard, can be found in the sealed bag of thin plastic in which the product is packaged.

Country of origin: China

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Suffocation,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries becaus the toy might collapse easilly and the child may fall and hit the ground when using the product. The flexible plastic bag used as outer packaging poses a risk of suffocation because is not thick enough and may cause obstruction of the airways if the child play with it and cover his/her nose and mouth with it.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

51
A12/1753/13

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's Trousers

Brand: Small Gang

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: N3-553

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Children's trousers in blue and red colour intended for children up to 8 years old. White drawstrings at the waist area, 255mm long each side.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of excessively long functional cords in the waist area.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

52
A12/1754/13

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Baby shoes

Brand: Babybaer

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Size: 6-12

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: Baby shoes in leather, upper material in light pink, sole in brown, a light gray-brown textile lining at instep and 'heart and flower' appliqué on instep. Packaging: transparent plastic bag with carrying handle and press-stud fastening.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains chromium VI in a concentration up to 37.7 mg/kg. Chromium VI is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Compulsory measures: Other,
Import rejected at border  

 

53
A12/1755/13

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's clothing set

Brand: Prod

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 63043

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Children clothing set intended for children up to 10 years old. It consists of a pink sweatshirt and grey trousers.

Country of origin: Greece

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords in the neck/hood area.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Greece  

54
A12/1756/13

Germany

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin cream

Brand: Pullach Hof

Name: Kartoffel – Erdäpfel Creme (potato cream)

Type/number of model: Batch No.: 3166, MDD 05/2015

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 53000000 - Beauty / Personal Care / Hygiene

Description: White plastic jar with white plastic screw cap, 250 ml, encircling label, hygiene seal, MDD 05/2015.

Country of origin: Germany

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Microbiological

The product poses a microbiological risk because it contains aerobic mesophilic bacteria (120 000cfu/g, identification of enterobacter gergoviae) which can cause infection. The product does not comply with the Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Austria  

55
A12/1757/13

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Chrysler

Name: Dodge Nitro, Jeep Liberty,

Type/number of model: Type: KJ,

EC-type approval e4*2001/116*0122*01 ,
Type: KK,

EC-type approval e4*2001/116*0128*09

Batch number/Barcode: Production period: August 2009 to July 2010

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: United States

No pictures are available

Injuries

The transmission tunnel's heat insulation can become partially detached from the underbody and thus come into contact with the aluminium steering joints. In the worst-case scenario, this can lead to a major weakening of the propeller shaft, which may result in the shaft breaking.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Netherlands,
Denmark,
Sweden  

56
A12/1758/13

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycles

Brand: BMW

Name: F800S, F800ST

Type/number of model: Type: E8ST

EC-type approval: e1*2002/24*0283*00

Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles in question were manufactured between 13 January 2005 and 25 February 2009.

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Motorcycles

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

Due to poor tolerances, there can be exceptionally high wear of the rear-wheel bearings. If the wear goes unnoticed for a long time, this could in exceptional circumstances result in the rear wheel locking with the risk of the rider falling from the motorcycle.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Ireland,
Sweden,
Greece,
Portugal,
Netherlands,
Slovakia,
United Kingdom,
France,
Slovenia,
Bulgaria,
Hungary,
Finland  

57
A12/1759/13

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle

Brand: BMW

Name: K1600GT, K1600GTL

Type/number of model: Type: K16GT

EC-type approval: e1*2002/24*0498

Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles in question were manufactured between 16 June 2010 and 12 March 2012.

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Motorcycle

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

The plausibility limits stored in the engine control unit for monitoring throttle signals are too narrow. Incorrect processing of the signals may cause the engine to cut out when the motorcycle is in motion with the risk of the rider falling from the motorcycle.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Netherlands,
Ireland,
Slovakia,
Sweden,
Croatia,
Portugal,
United Kingdom,
France,
Bulgaria,
Slovenia,
Denmark,
Hungary,
Finland  

58
A12/1760/13

Malta

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Plug adaptor

Brand: Unknown

Name: International Adaptor

Type/number of model: 931L

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Plug adaptor packed in clear plastic on the front and with a cardboard section in the back.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The user can come into contact with live parts when removing the adaptor from the socket outlet.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

59
A12/1761/13

Hungary

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: Kick scooter

Brand: FORTHGOER

Name: KICK and CARVE Scooter

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 8 021429 218809

OECD Portal Category: 71000000 - Sports Equipment

Description: A black, folding sport scooter with plastic frame, adjustable steering tube and rear wheel caster. Inscriptions of the packaging: “KICK and CARVE Scooter”, "THE SCOOTER WITH A TWIST” and “WHIPS SIDE TO SIDE”. Load capacity: max 70 kg. Packaging cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The produt poses a risk of injuries because the steering column is not strong enough and may collapse causing falls. Furthermore, the minimum recess depth is not indicated on the adjustable steering tube, so it may slip out of the frame.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14619.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

60
A12/1762/13

Croatia

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointer

Brand: Unknown

Name: Laser Led Key Chain Pointer

Type/number of model: JP015

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 62000000 - Stationery / Office Machinery / Occasion Supplies

Description: Laser pointer - 24 units in one box.

Country of origin: China

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Damage to sight

The product contains a class 3B laser which could cause damage to sight. It is not correctly labelled with respect to the power of the laser.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825-1 with respect to the labelling.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures  

Italy  

61
A12/1763/13

Spain

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Rope light

Brand: Unknown

Name: Tubo Luminoso Multicolor

Type/number of model: 85320 and 85315

Batch number/Barcode: 8412034853156 8412034853200

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Christmas LED rope light in a cardboard box with a label bearing the importer's details.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

There is no protection against direct access to live parts once removable parts have been removed.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

62
A12/1764/13

Croatia

Category: Laser pointers

Product: Laser pointer

Brand: Unknown

Name: 2 in5 Laser & Led Light

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 62000000 - Stationery / Office Machinery / Occasion Supplies

Description: Laser pointer. Shows different shapes of laser light (dot, mouse, star, butterfly) when white plastic wheel is turned. Twenty-four units in one box.

Country of origin: China

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Damage to sight

The product contains a class 3R laser which could cause damage to sight. It is not correctly labelled with respect to the power of the laser and no warnings concerning the usage of the laser are given.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825-1 with respect to labelling, warnings and instructions for use.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures  

 

63
A12/1765/13

Spain

Category: Other

Product: Elastic strap

Brand: Rolmovil

Name: Ganchos Elasticos Redondos

Type/number of model: Model 140

Batch number/Barcode: 8424099001403

OECD Portal Category: 58000000 - Cross Segment

Description: Rounded elastic luggage straps 80cm long with a hook on both ends. They are supplied in a transparent blister pack with a cardboard label.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The straps may easily break when under tension. As a result it may hit the user or cause the load to fall during transportation, which could lead to a traffic accident. In addition, the labelling does not meet the requirements.

The product does not comply with the relevant standard BS AU 258.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

64
A12/1766/13

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic play set

Brand: MT Toys

Name: Musical Learn Play

Type/number of model: Item No. 00-60958

Batch number/Barcode: 5906160160958

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Plastic container used to sort shapes. The set contains six blocks in shapes corresponding to the ones in the container. It is moving on four wheels, two of which are electrically powered. When switched on, the toy rides, swings and emits sounds.

Country of origin: China

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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can easily detach and be swallowed by small children. Moreover, the product can easily break leaving sharp parts accessible (the spring connecting the two parts of the plastic container) which could cause injuries to children.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

Compulsory measures: Warning consumers of the risks  

 

65
A12/1767/13

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll

Brand: Unknown

Name: Beautiful girl

Type/number of model: 100212

Batch number/Barcode: 2000001278802

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: A plastic doll.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 36.2 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

66
A12/1769/13

Poland

Category: Toys

Product: Rattle set

Brand: Nowa

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: NGZ 8444079

Batch number/Barcode: 5900232890701

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: The set contains three identical plastic rattles in the shape of maracas. The rattles are made of rigid plastic in orange and green. In the upper parts of the rattles, there are holes which imitate faces. Inside each item there is a plastic ball containing little metal balls. The set is wrapped up in a plastic bag.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the handles are too long and may block the airways, and because small parts can easily detach and be swallowed by small children.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Warning consumers of the risks  

 

67
A12/1770/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' sandals

Brand: GIOLAN

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: 10HX330-2

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: Pink, synthetic leather sandals for young girls. The sandals are decorated with sewn hearts and rhinestones. Size: 24 Packaging: colored paper box

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking since the decorative elements of the sandals can be easily detached, placed in the mouth by children and swallowed.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

68
A12/1771/13

Hungary

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Product: skateboard

Brand: Disney

Name: Disney Verdák (Cars)

Type/number of model: Model: KDS-3108PP

Batch number/Barcode: Bar code: 5998273716276

OECD Portal Category: 71000000 - Sports Equipment

Description: Four-wheeled, skateboard decorated with cars pattern (Cars). The product has black plastic suspension and red plastic wheels. Load capacity: 20- 50 kilograms Packaging: transparent foil

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

In case of shock, the layers of the surface area of the skateboard can get partially separated from each other, the axle can bend and the plastic suspension can break, which can cause accidents.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

69
A12/1772/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s shorts

Brand: Ad miring

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model: TK-915

Batch number/Barcode: Bar code: 5550298200729

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: The girl’s shorts are decorated with stars and inscriptions: "pietty". The waist part of the shorts includes unattached drawstring with knots on the ends. Size: 134-164

Country of origin: Unknown

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries to children due to the presence of unfixed drawstring with knots on the ends in the waist area.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

70
A12/1773/13

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's sweatshirt

Brand: Georgio

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 3453-H

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Blue colored sweatshirt intended for children up to 12 years old, with drawstrings in the neck/hood area.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the neck/hood area.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

71
A12/1774/13

Hungary

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Energy saver

Brand: JRD

Name: Ahorre Electricidad y Dinero

Type/number of model: Model: SE-001

Batch number/Barcode: Bar code: 76196819-8

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Energy saver product made of black and silver plastic. Two green LEDs indicate the operation of the device. In the lower half of the casing there is a built-in plug. Packaging: colourful cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The user may suffer an electric shock if they touch the two pins of the device at the same time immediately after disconnecting.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Recall of the product from end users  

Spain  

72
A12/1775/13

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Rechargeable torch

Brand: Vizion

Name: Latarka

Type/number of model: Model: 602

Batch number/Barcode: Bar code: 6 950576 600705

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Rechargeable torch with 8 LEDs. The battery can be charged by means of a built-in mains cable. Packaging: cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Burns,
Electric shock

The cross sectional area of the wires in the mains supply cable is too small and in case of a short circuit, the wires may overheat and can cause burns. The dimensions of the plug are less than required and therefore the user may touch the pin of the plug during connection. The mains supply cable is not adequately protected against pulling and twisting and the live wires may therefore become free and accessible. Live parts are accessible during charging.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

73
A12/1776/13

Lithuania

Category: Chemical products

Product: Glue

Brand: XINQ

Name: Super glue 3 g

Type/number of model: ITEM NO: 121457

Batch number/Barcode: 0000001214574

OECD Portal Category: 83000000 - Building Products

Description: Glue "Super Glue", 3 g, packed 10 pcs. pack. On the tube of glue and package English inscription SUPER GLUE . Packaging: cardboard and transparent plastic.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 40,60 % by weight of chloroform, above the permitted level.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures  

 

74
A12/1777/13

Lithuania

Category: Chemical products

Product: Glue

Brand: Vidal

Name: „Super 3000“, 30 g

Type/number of model: ITEM NO: 121458

Batch number/Barcode: 0000001214581

OECD Portal Category: 62000000 - Stationery / Office Machinery / Occasion Supplies

Description: Glue "Super 3000", 30 g . On the tube of glue inscription in English: Super Glue On package: SUPER 3000, GOMA, METAL, PORCELANA, MADERA, PLASTICO, CUERO, RAPEL.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 20,63% by weight of chloroform, above the permitted levels. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures  

Estonia  

75
A12/1778/13

Malta

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Power inverter

Brand: Unknown

Name: Power Inverter

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 8 034139 218816

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Power inverter in clear plastic packaging with a cardboard background. The product connects to the cigarette lighter socket in a car and provides a 240v output.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The 240v outlet socket does not have any shutters to prevent contact with exposed live parts.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant standard IEC 60884.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

76
A12/1779/13

Sweden

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Pushchair

Brand: 2Me

Name: San Francisco Jogger

Type/number of model: San Francisco Jogger

Batch number/Barcode: 5710156100886

OECD Portal Category: 54000000 - Baby Care

Description: Three wheeled pushchair in black colour.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of injuries because the textile on the bumper bar can easily be removed and a child can get access to a plastic material and foam. If a child bites or pulls off pieces of the material and puts it into its mouth this could get stuck in the larynx or in the ingestion. In addition, the labelling requirements are not met.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN1888.

Compulsory measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Denmark  

77
A12/1789/13

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: All-terrain vehicle

Brand: Honda

Name: Foreman 4x4

Type/number of model: Type: TRX500FE / TRX500FM

Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles concerned were built in 2012 and 2013.

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: All-terrain vehicle

Country of origin: United States

No pictures are available

Injuries

The steering shaft may have been deformed during assembly. The slight bending and possible resulting cracking may lead to breakage of the steering shaft, with the driver losing control over the steering.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Ireland,
Portugal,
Finland,
Hungary,
United Kingdom,
Denmark  



Other risk levels Disclaimer EN DE FR - Important notice for re-use of RAPEX notifications EN DE FR
No.
Ref.
Notifying country Product
(Click on the photo to enlarge)
Risk Measures adopted by notifying country Products were found and measures were taken also in: (*)

78
A11/0084/13

France

Category: Furniture

Product: Garden chair

Brand: P.A.S.

Name: AIDA

Type/number of model: Model AIDA, references: 6.3727503 and 63727510. Batches numbers manufactured between 11/2012 and 09/2013.

Batch number/Barcode: EAN: 8012824000021

OECD Portal Category: 81000000 - Lawn / Garden Supplies

Description: White plastic garden chair with armrests in prolypropylene: 56(L) x 45(D) x 80(H).

Country of origin: Italy

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because thr legs are not sufficiently stable and it might bend and/or break, consequently the user may lose balance and fall when seated.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 581-1 and EN 1022 and EN 1728.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

 

79
A11/0085/13

Croatia

Category: Furniture

Product: Folding chair

Brand: Bistro

Name: Summerlife 2012

Type/number of model: Art.n°.4212

Batch number/Barcode: 8011525042125

OECD Portal Category: 81000000 - Lawn / Garden Supplies

Description: Folding wooden chair with a dysfunctional mechanism for automatic locking. The product consists of two pieces and they are packaged in cardboard box. Product doesn't have instructions for use. On the label there is following inscription: "SEDIA PIEGHEVOLE BISTRO LEGNO ACACIA FIN TEAK BUY".

Country of origin: Vietnam

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Injuries,
Entrapment

The product poses a risk of injuries because the mechanism for automatic locking is defecttive and a shear point is formed underneath the seat, as a result the fingers of the user could be entrapped and crushed.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 581-1.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

80
A11/0086/13

France

Category: Chemical products

Product: Pet training spray

Brand: Savic

Name: Puppy Trainer Spray

Type/number of model: 150 ml bottle ,
Lot 10213/12EXPEND01/16

Batch number/Barcode: Barcode: 541138803288

OECD Portal Category: 58000000 - Cross Segment

Description: 150 ml bottle of spray for housetraining puppies.

Country of origin: The Bahamas

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Chemical

The product contains substances such as para-cresyl acetate, benzalkonium chloride and indole, which may cause a risk of irritation.

The product does not comply with the Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 concerning the making available on the market and use of biocidal products.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

81
A11/0087/13

Croatia

Category: Furniture

Product: Folding chair

Brand: Ricomax

Name: Beach chair

Type/number of model: S2036-1

Batch number/Barcode: 3850334277671

OECD Portal Category: 75000000 - Household / Office Furniture / Furnishings

Description: Folding chair with aluminium frame and armrest. On the front legs there is a mechanism for automatic locking, on the back legs such a mechanisam does not exist. The product is sold wrapped in foil. On the label there is the inscription:"Aluminium beach chair 53.5x59x69 cm".

Country of origin: China

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Injuries,
Entrapment

The product poses a risk of injuries and entrapment because, when adjusting the position of the chair, a shear point is formed underneath the seat and the fingers of the user could be entrapped and crushed. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 581-1.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

82
A11/0089/13

Italy

Category: Gas appliances and components

Product: Gas stove

Brand: Indesit,
Hotpoint,
Hotpoint Ariston

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: HAG60K, HUG61P, HUG61G, HUG61X, CH60GCIK, HUD61X S, HUD61G S ID60G2(W) I6GG1(W)/UK

F081134, F081135, F081136, F081324, F084382, F084383, F084408, F084409, F084411, F084412, F084413 F081157

F073920, F073921, F080947

Batch number/Barcode: The products concerned were manufactured from 30 September 2013 to 16 October 2013.

OECD Portal Category: 72000000 - Home Appliances

Description: Free-standing gas stove

Country of origin: Italy

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Fire

The screw which fixes the gas valve/thermostat to the gas pipe may be defective and could break leading to gas leakage.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Greece  




Weekly overview report on professional products


Serious risk Disclaimer EN DE FR - Important notice for re-use of RAPEX notifications EN DE FR
No.
Ref.
Notifying country Product
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Risk Measures adopted by notifying country Products were found and measures were taken also in: (*)

83
A12/1768/13

Malta

Category: Chemical products

Product: Car refinishing product

Brand: Kapci

Name: Kapcicryl 660

Type/number of model: Kapci Cryl 660 (top coat)

Batch number/Barcode: 122011103/1110212009/1170312025/1200212028/etc

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Cans in boxes, 4 x 3.75ltr and 6 x 1ltr. “TOPCOAT” used for vehicle refinishing.

Country of origin: Egypt

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Environment

The product poses an environmental risk (chemical pollution) because it contains up to 548 g/l of VOC (volatile organic compounds).

The product does not comply with the The Paints Directive 2004/42/EC.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

(*)

Enforcement is a top priority of the EU Consumer Policy Strategy 2007-2013. Both measures leading to RAPEX notifications and measures which come to the attention of the Commission and other Member States as reactionsare indications of enforcement activity in the Member State concerned.

In order to give a better view on the overall level of enforcement, including the follow-up activities of the national market surveillance authorities, the Commission RAPEX team has decided to publish on the RAPEX website also the names of the countries that have found the notified product on their market and have taken appropriate measures (and have submitted a reaction to a RAPEX notification as a consequence).

Information about the reacting countries is available in the RAPEX weekly overviews in the column 'Products were found and measures were taken also in'. The Commission RAPEX team will publish reactions sent (from May2009 onwards) to 2009 RAPEX notifications.

DISCLAIMER: If not specified in the report, the risk and non-compliance refer to a risk for consumer health and safety


IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be aware that proprietary brands, designs and logos that appear in this listing may have been used in violation of intellectual property rights and thus without the legitimate owner's knowledge and/or permission.


Disclaimer - EN

The official contact points of the Member and EFTA-EEA States provide the information published in these weekly overviews. Under the terms of Annex II.10 to the General Product Safety Directive (2001/95/EC) responsibility for the information provided lies with the notifying party. The Commission does not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided.

Disclaimer - DE

Die in dieser wöchentlichen Übersicht veröffentlichten Informationen wurden von den offiziellen Kontaktstellen der EU- und EFTA-EWR-Mitgliedstaaten mitgeteilt. Gem äß Anhang II Ziffer 10 der Richtlinie über allgemeine Produktsicherheit (2001/95/EG) ist der meldende Mitgliedstaat für die mitgeteilten Informationen verantwortlich. Die Kommission übernimmt keine Verantwortung für die Korrektheit der bereitgestellten Informationen.

Disclaimer - FR

Les informations publiées dans les rapports hebdomadaires sont fournies par les points de contact officiels des États membres de l'UE et de l'AELE/EEE. Au titre de l'annexe II.10 de la directive relative à la sécurité générale des produits(2001/95/CE), la responsabilité des informations fournies incombe à la seule partie notifiante. La Commission décline toute responsabilité quant à l'exactitude des informations fournies.

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Die Informationen in den Wochenübersichten dürfen nicht angepasst oder verändert werden. Übersetzungen der RAPEX-Meldungen aus der ursprünglich veröffentlichten englischsprachigen Fassung sind nach Abschluss einer gebührenfreien Lizenzvereinbarung zulässig.

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